Thursday, November 19th, 2020
EDITORIAL: Social awareness, sex education a way to end rape
November 19th, 2020 at 9:20 pm
EDITORIAL: Social awareness, sex education a way to end rape

A serial rapist has been hailed for life, but if he lives to be freed after the minimum tern then will he again sexually assault a woman or not remains a question. It is not only him, but since the COVID-19 pandemic started the number of crimes, including rape has increased.

The jail authorities must ensure psychiatric treatment of rapists and ensure sex education as well religious teachings which will ensure safety and respect for women in Bangladesh, where religion plays a major role in our day-to-day life.

There is a taboo on introducing sex education in Bangladesh and thus children grow up without any guideline about the opposite gender or their sexual orientation. A child not only needs guidelines for their education or social practices, but also about sex.

Sex education will help them respect their female friends and not become curious which sometimes leads to sex-linked crimes.

With growing spread of internet and increasing number of mobile telephones many children have access to different websites including pornographic ones. Parents feel shy to talk about sex with their children, but that is the best education to ensure their children have a normal mindset about their opposite gender.

The other important step that is essential is to undertake massive social awareness both by the government concerned with such issues and non-governmental organisations. The new law ensuring the death penalty for rapists must be highlighted to create a sense of fear among those who get involved with sex-related crimes.